The work would not have been possible without many very generous donations from church members and the local community - thank you to all who have contributed to the fundraising. Not all costs have been covered yet, and the fundraising is ongoing for a little while longer - with a ceilidh to come in November, and Christmas Cards with the Nativity window in Saltoun Church soon available for sale.
We hope to welcome very many of you on Sunday, for the reopening - please come and see how beautiful the church is!
We've had a fabulous Musical Evening with the Haddington Players on Sunday, 20 August, in the Flower Show Marquee in Gifford. We're very grateful to the band for giving us such an enjoyable concert, the Gifford Horticultural Society for lending us the marquee, Ian Currier for his technical support, and to our lovely Social Planning Team who prepared and ran the event (with fizz, juice, strawberries and cream on offer!).
And a special thanks to everyone who came along to listen to the band, support us in this fundraising evening, and enjoyed their picnics and even a spot of a Gay Gordons!
On Friday, 11 August, a Whisky Tasting event was held in aid of the Saltoun Church Ceiling Appeal. David Hogg, the son of two of our members led all participants in an exploration of different flavours and depths, and a quiz and games added to the fun of the evening. Members of the Fundraising Team had also ensured fabulous catering to go with the whisky.
In total, £844 were raised on the evening. Well done everyone involved, and thank you very much to all who supported it!